Pictionary is the name of the game at Glenfeliz – the last round of classes for this block schedule told me they really wanted to drive home their ability to recognize fruits and vegetables. To guarantee this could be done with a bit of fun, we decided to draw our favorites for others in the class to guess.
The students in each class would take turns picking one of the crop cards (cool vs. warm growing season cards) to draw. Then each would present their drawing to the class for guesses. The students were having a blast drawing and guessing, with everyone clamoring to take a turn to draw or to guess. To make it a little more interesting, some students chose to use different colors than would be normally found on that plant. Some highlights included the blue and orange chili peppers, red onions, and black lettuce. This was a great way to get some of the quieter students involved and to practice being leaders, as they were in charge of choosing whom to guess while practicing presenting.
Additionally, each class went to check on their beds and found the height and growth of their pea plants astonishing! Some tower over the students themselves, a fact they did not miss and yelled out in shock. Pea plants are a wonderful way to demonstrate how something that is literally pea-sized can grow to be something so large. This was a great way to start the week – with new skills, new lessons, and new appreciations.